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    Hey everyone!

    I'm currently an incoming senior, looking to apply to Master's programmes in the Netherlands. I was wondering if any of You know whether it is common for Dutch universities to have rolling admissions - meaning that they accept/reject students as they receive applications, or do they review them at a set date, by when all of the potential student applications are admitted.
    I know that rolling admissions are common among postgrad universities in the UK and the US.

    I just want to be aware of whether I should start with my applications at the end of this summer. This is for Fall 2017 by the way I'm not graduating until May of next year...
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    (Original post by itsnowhere)
    Hey everyone!

    I'm currently an incoming senior, looking to apply to Master's programmes in the Netherlands. I was wondering if any of You know whether it is common for Dutch universities to have rolling admissions - meaning that they accept/reject students as they receive applications, or do they review them at a set date, by when all of the potential student applications are admitted.
    I know that rolling admissions are common among postgrad universities in the UK and the US.

    I just want to be aware of whether I should start with my applications at the end of this summer. This is for Fall 2017 by the way I'm not graduating until May of next year...
    To be honest, a lot of masters programmes don't fill up completely. As far as I know I believe Dutch universities do rolling applications through to around the end of May. I know I got my response from Utrecht University within 3 weeks in December 2014 with the condition I accept by the end of May and some other people on the course when I arrived didn't apply until April or May. I also applied to Leiden in the January and got a response in the March but that one had a stricter time limit of 14 days to respond because they wanted to keep the spot open so if I say no they could offer it again on a rolling basis.

    I would recommend you start seriously looking at all the programmes in October/November and getting applications in around Christmas then you've got spring to receive responses and have plenty of time to plan moving etc.
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    (Original post by alexgilder)
    To be honest, a lot of masters programmes don't fill up completely. As far as I know I believe Dutch universities do rolling applications through to around the end of May. I know I got my response from Utrecht University within 3 weeks in December 2014 with the condition I accept by the end of May and some other people on the course when I arrived didn't apply until April or May. I also applied to Leiden in the January and got a response in the March but that one had a stricter time limit of 14 days to respond because they wanted to keep the spot open so if I say no they could offer it again on a rolling basis.

    I would recommend you start seriously looking at all the programmes in October/November and getting applications in around Christmas then you've got spring to receive responses and have plenty of time to plan moving etc.
    Thank You! I wasn't sure when was the best time to actually send in my applications! Your response helped!

    I already started looking and picked out the school that I would like to apply to, just have to make sure I have everything ready!
 
 
 
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